Meat, poultry & seafood

Three fire engines attended the 2 Sisters fire

Blaze probe at 2 Sisters

By Mike Stones

An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire at food manufacturer 2 Sisters’ site in Scunthorpe on Monday, August 27.  

British pork is produced to top welfare standards, insisted BPEX

Pig producers defend welfare claims after advertising ban

By Mike Stones

Pig producers insist that British pork is produced to top welfare standards despite a ruling from the advertising watchdog banning three adverts claiming that Red Tractor pork is produced to higher animal welfare standards.

Pork prices could soar if high feed costs and new EU welfare rules prompt producers to quit production

Food manufacturers to face pigmeat double whammy

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers could face steep rises in pig meat prices, as soaring feed costs drive UK pig producers out of business and new EU welfare rules force continental producers to quit.

1,700 jobs are at risk at the Halls plant

Union ‘hopeful but realistic’ about Vion’s Broxburn meat plant

By Mike Stones

The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) says it is “hopeful but realistic” for the future of Vion’s threatened Hall’s of Broxburn meat plant, after local press reported two firms had expressed interest in acquiring the facility.

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